Seymour - Carraher's Polymer Chemistry / Edition 4

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Continuing in the tradition of excellence set by prior editions, this completely updated and enlarged Fourth Edition of Seymour/Carraher's Polymer Chemistry helps students expand their knowledge of general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry - presenting a holistic approach to inorganic, synthetic, and biological polymers. The Fourth Edition covers important topics of current interest in polymer science, including DNA profiling...recycling materials...liquid crystals...ionomers...composites...dendrites...soluble stereoregulating catalysis...additives...monomer synthesis...kinetics...polyethylene...high performance materials...molecular weight concepts...and more.
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A textbook for a one-semester introductory undergraduate course covering the whole field of polymer science, engineering, and technology. Revised from the 1991 third edition to include chapter summaries and glossaries (without pronunciations), a special section on nomenclature, an appendix showing the structures of common polymers, and other features. Can be expanded for two semesters or selected from for one quarter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824797522
  • Publisher: Dekker, Marcel Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Undergraduate Chemistry Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 720

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
A Note on the Nomenclature
1 Introduction to Polymer Science 1
2 Polymer Structure (Morphology) 17
3 Rheology and Solubility 53
4 Molecular Weight of Polymers 81
5 Testing and Characterization of Polymers 110
6 Naturally Occurring Polymers 164
7 Step-Reaction Polymerization or Polycondensation Reactions 211
8 Ionic Chain-Reaction and Complex Coordinative Polymerization (Addition Polymerization) 265
9 Free-Radical Chain Polymerization (Addition Polymerization) 294
10 Copolymerization 328
11 Inorganic-Organic Polymers 358
12 Inorganic Polymers 376
13 Fillers and Reinforcements for Polymers 402
14 Plasticizers, Stabilizers, Flame Retardants, and Other Additives 423
15 Reactions of Polymers 440
16 Synthesis of Reactants and Intermediates for Polymers 480
17 Polymer Technology 504
Solutions 541
Appendix A: Symbols 564
Appendix B: Trade Names 573
Appendix C: Sources of Laboratory Exercises 614
Appendix D: Syllabus 629
Appendix E: Polymer Core Course Committees 632
Appendix F: Polymer Models 634
Appendix G: Structures of Common Polymers 636
Appendix H: Mathematical Values and Units 660
Appendix I: Comments on Health 665
Appendix J: Comments on ISO 9000 and 14000 669
Index 671
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